any unique loads for 165gr tmj .40S&W

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    I cannot find my notes for these. I am pretty sure I was using unique.
     
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    not unique but i use 5.3 gr of Bullseye with a 1.123 oal for 165 gr Rainers
     

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    Can't find your notes or your reloading manual(s)?

    For Unique, Sierra lists a minimum of 5.2g. for 850FPS with a max. of 7.0 for 1150FPS.

    But if you believe and use info like this that any IDIOT can post in a forum, you're WAY more foolish than I am. Buy at least One Book / One Caliber's The Complete Reloading Manual for the 10mm / .40 S&W .

    http://loadbooks.com/

    $10.95 delivered to you.
     
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    I do appreciate the safety Sarcasm in your post...I guess. I was looking for ideas, because I had worked up a load that I liked and cannot find it )on a loose piece of paper) that i stuck in my reloading manual speer #14, and after reading your post I am betting I put in my other larger universal metal cartridge loading manual. But I do apprecaite you looking out. Not everyone who poses questions like this is an idoit and is gonna run out and use it without there own research.
     
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    My manual has this:
    165 gr TMJ FN
    COAL: 1.120"
    Unique
    Starting: 6.2
    Max: 7.2
     
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    Just a suggestion. . . . .

    Get a loose-leaf notebook, and put handwritten notes into a plastic 'sleeve' and keep the notebook on the shelf, in your reloading room.

    Or, when I started reloading, I got a 'ledger' book with columns and I wrote the different recipes in this book and logged every aspect of the different loads.

    A spreadsheet or a Word doc with this information will keep your 'recipes' organized, too.
     
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    Thanks for everyones input. I am going to start working up from the minimum in the speer manual and probably get to the 6.5gr that I am remembering, but it is not hard to work up a load, especially in pistols, but all weaponry, better safe than sorry.

    did I tell you all the story of the new reloader who we just could not tell anything....couldn't show him loads in a manual, this is pre-internet, he loaded a .45-70 case full of smokeless modern powder, that was a really pretty Ruger #1 before he pulled the trigger that day...It is always a good reminder to tell someone to work up a load, Just a bit sensitive and took it personal when someone uses the word Idiot in response to a post..No big deal..
     
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    6 gr ought to be good start...might not even need to work up from there, unless craving some arbitary velocity number, or, unless needing 1000 fps min for uspsa major PF....
     
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    Thank you sir. Oops, didn't see the Msgt, Your a working man as we used to say in the army. That probably is a good place to start, as I have gotten older, I have found that softer shooting ammo seems to be more fun, no scared of it, just don't need it to kill paper, or most anything else for that matter.
     
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    I load 6.5gr under a Berry's 165grFP @ 1.125" OAL, pretty close to the TMJ. It makes 1065fps in my 4006.